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For argument's sake 2.0. Say hello to Zach Cunningham.

Klaatu : 3/17/2017 10:57 am
1. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt. 6-3, 234.

Jerry Reese bucks the Giants' 30+ year trend of not drafting a Linebacker in the 1st Round by pulling the trigger on the kid from Vanderbilt.

Pro Day interview


2. Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama. 6-3, 310.

Lance Zierlein says: BOTTOM LINE Prototypical Alabama defensive tackle who wins with leverage, power and technique. Tomlinson's powerful frame and ability to stack the run between the tackles could make him a scheme-flexible target in the draft. While he is likely to be drafted as a run bully, his history of operating in Alabama's stunt-and-twist-oriented defense could help keep him on the field on third downs for teams using a similar concept. Tomlinson has a chance to become an early starter and should work into a defensive line rotation immediately.

A Promise to Mom


3. Marlon Mack, RB, USF. 5-11, 213.

Lance Zierlein says: BOTTOM LINE Scat back with decent size and blazing getaway speed. Mack has plenty of wiggle to bounce from run lane to run lane and make tacklers miss, but he has a penchant for looking to break runs way outside when the interior becomes too trafficked and he won't be able to get away with that against NFL speed. Mack is a complementary runner who can hit big runs against defenses who have been worn down, but he needs to be matched with the right scheme in order to unlock his big-play potential.

Mack Attack!


4. Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt. 6-7, 311.

Holy Anchors Away, Batman! Another Commodore?

You'd better believe it, Old Chum.


Lance Zierlein says: BOTTOM LINE Three-year starter with experience at both tackle positions, Holden's lack of speed to the edge in his kick slides makes a career at the left tackle spot unlikely. He has good power as a drive blocker and should be a natural fit on the right side. Offensive line coaches will fret over his short arms, but he's a tough guy, with core strength and plus technique who can win a spot on a roster.

Pro Day interview


5. Jack Tocho, CB, NC State. 6-0, 202

Lance Zierlein says: BOTTOM LINE Tocho has good size and is an experienced press corner with a decent closing burst to the ball, but an inability to carry speed down the field could limit his scheme fits. The football intelligence and instincts are good enough but he has to prove he can run.

Savages Only


6. Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh. 6-5, 253.

Holy Steel City, Batman! Another 6th Round pick on a Tight End?

It's Jerry Reese, Old Chum. What else would you expect?


Lance Zierlein says: BOTTOM LINE Blocking tight end whose yards per catch numbers do not represent his vertical ability. Orndoff will struggle to get open, but can make contested catches and function as a play-action threat near the end zone. He does have the size and desire to become an NFL blocker who might improve a rushing attack that is soft on the edge.

Combine Interview


7. Conrad Ukropina, K, Stanford. 6-0, 190.

Hey, it's the 7th Round. I was running out of ideas.

NFL.com says: Ukropina was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a senior as well, going 22-for-27 on field goals and making all 34 extra points. He set school records for consecutive extra points with 108, as well as the career field goal percentage (82.4), and converted four field goals in his last collegiate game against North Carolina in the Sun Bowl.
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ryanmkeane : 3/17/2017 10:58 am : link
me up!
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AcidTest : 3/17/2017 11:19 am : link
assessing the first four rounds, one and four are fine. I think we can do better than your second and third round picks. Tomlinson is a very good player, but tore both his ACLs. #55 is a little high for a guy with that injury history.
I want a  
Pete from Woodstock : 3/17/2017 11:23 am : link
STUD TE somewhere in the first 3 rounds!
Acid Test  
Klaatu : 3/17/2017 11:27 am : link
He's been injury-free for the past two years.

Pete, I hear you, dude.
Yikes  
ryanmkeane : 3/17/2017 11:32 am : link
Tomlinson had 2 torn ACLs?
Man, you sure do like to sake a lot of arguments...  
jcn56 : 3/17/2017 11:34 am : link
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55 is too high for Tomlinson  
jeff57 : 3/17/2017 11:35 am : link
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Fancy Mock Syndrome  
WillVAB : 3/17/2017 11:50 am : link
No Thanks.
RE: Man, you sure do like to sake a lot of arguments...  
Klaatu : 3/17/2017 11:58 am : link
In comment 13396445 jcn56 said:
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I'm bored, and I can't deal with another OL or Hankins thread.

Besides, I haven't done a mock draft in years. I used to do them all the time. I stopped when the majority of criticism was somewhat less than constructive.
I like your 1st and 3rd round picks a lot  
Torrag : 3/17/2017 12:46 pm : link
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You had an anemic offense  
Earl the goat : 3/17/2017 1:51 pm : link
Last year and a top 5 defense and you spend your first two picks on defense. Not probable but otherwise good try
By picking Tomlinson in 2nd you must be thinking Bromley is nothing but a reserve
RE: You had an anemic offense  
Klaatu : 3/17/2017 2:13 pm : link
In comment 13396860 Earl the goat said:
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Last year and a top 5 defense and you spend your first two picks on defense. Not probable but otherwise good try
By picking Tomlinson in 2nd you must be thinking Bromley is nothing but a reserve


No, I'm thinking that we'd be best-served to get another young DT in the pipeline now, because Bromley and Thomas are both free agents next year. There's also no guarantee that we'll re-sign Hankins, and if, God forbid something happens to Harrison, we'd better have some more beef in reserve.

OLB is also a huge need, in my opinion, what with Robinson unsigned and J.T. Thomas coming off an injury (and a possible cap casualty). Casillas has done yeoman's work but he's basically a JAG-plus. Lance Zierlein compared Cunningham to Alec Ogletree, and no one would do that with Casillas.

Signing Brandon Marshall lessens the need for the Giants to draft a WR this year (although it's a good year for them and it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Giants drafted one), but with the way things stand now, I'd rather pick a good complimentary RB to pair with Perkins than a WR who would most likely sit behind OBJ, Shepard, and Marshall.

The O-Line talent in this year's draft is weak, in my opinion, and while the Giants could certainly draft a kid early, the odds of picking an immediate starter where they pick in each round seem a bit long to me. I'd rather get a good developmental prospect in the pipeline for next year and beyond.
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BillKo : 3/17/2017 3:33 pm : link
had us taking Mack in the third round............
RE: RE: You had an anemic offense  
Earl the goat : 3/17/2017 5:54 pm : link
In comment 13396911 Klaatu said:
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In comment 13396860 Earl the goat said:

All good points. But I'd rather see TE OG RB first three rounds and draft CB and Edge in 4-5-6


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Last year and a top 5 defense and you spend your first two picks on defense. Not probable but otherwise good try
By picking Tomlinson in 2nd you must be thinking Bromley is nothing but a reserve



No, I'm thinking that we'd be best-served to get another young DT in the pipeline now, because Bromley and Thomas are both free agents next year. There's also no guarantee that we'll re-sign Hankins, and if, God forbid something happens to Harrison, we'd better have some more beef in reserve.

OLB is also a huge need, in my opinion, what with Robinson unsigned and J.T. Thomas coming off an injury (and a possible cap casualty). Casillas has done yeoman's work but he's basically a JAG-plus. Lance Zierlein compared Cunningham to Alec Ogletree, and no one would do that with Casillas.

Signing Brandon Marshall lessens the need for the Giants to draft a WR this year (although it's a good year for them and it wouldn't surprise me at all if the Giants drafted one), but with the way things stand now, I'd rather pick a good complimentary RB to pair with Perkins than a WR who would most likely sit behind OBJ, Shepard, and Marshall.

The O-Line talent in this year's draft is weak, in my opinion, and while the Giants could certainly draft a kid early, the odds of picking an immediate starter where they pick in each round seem a bit long to me. I'd rather get a good developmental prospect in the pipeline for next year and beyond.
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